7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Awesome game!!! You play as Rochard, an asteroid miner whose team makes an unusual discovery while digging. Of course, the bad guys move in and try to claim it for themselves and eliminate you and your pals. Rochard has to fight back using his G-lifter gun. Using the G-Lifter (aka gravity gun) takes some practice, but it's actually quite fun once you get the hang of it. Once the G-Lifter is upgraded to also shoot laser bolts and bombs it's even better! Also, the game has two gravity settings: regular-G and low-G, and the player can switch between them at will, which is great because it changes the game's physics to your advantage.
Navigating the different levels is a challenge. Sometimes you really need to think to figure out what to do to overcome the obstacles in your way (force fields, laser turrets, environmental hazards, enemies, barriers, etc.). But even when what you need to do is obvious, the execution is often tough. Sometimes it requires several tries to get it right...enough to be challenging, but not enough to where the game bogs down and becomes frustrating.
Lastly, the game has fun, cartoony graphics with nice visuals and animations. It's also quite funny at times -- for instance, the Sky Cops are hilarious ("I TOTALLY need a manicure!" Haha!) Anyhow, I'm having a great time playing it. Highly recommended!
P.S. The "Hard Times" DLC is also great. Totally worth it...especially considering it's only $2.